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2022 Conference Program Day 1


Fruit Growers Tasmania would like to thank the following conference sponsors for their support. Through sponsoring these activities, these industry suppliers and partners provide additional support to Fruit Growers Tasmania and the fruit industry here in Tasmania to help businesses connect and share the latest research, development and technology. 

Day 1 Program   Day 2 Program

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Conference Sessions, Thursday, 26 May

Registrations Open

  •   8:15am    Registration desk opens
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Official opening

  •   9:00am   MC's welcome           Peter Cornish, CEO, Fruit Growers Tasmania
  •   9:10am    Opening address      Brett Fifield, CEO, Hort Innovation
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Session 1: Seasonal Labour

  •   9:30am   Sponsor address   Natural Resources & Environment Tasmania
  •   9:35am   Peter Cornish        Hort Award Changes - what are they?     
  •   9:55am   Laurie Adams        Labour management under the new Hort Award
  •  10:35am   Peter Angel           What does the future of seasonal labour look like 
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OPAL Morning Tea Break

  •   10:55am   Morning Tea
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Session 2: Biosecurity        

  •   11:40am   Lloyd Klumpp                      
  •  12:00pm   Rae Burrows                  
  •  12:20pm   Ashley Zamek               
  •  12:40pm   Penny Measham            Fruit fly research update
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Steritech Lunch Break

  •  1:00pm   Lunch
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Session 3: Emerging Opportunities     

  •    2:30pm   Sponsor Address           Hort Innovation   
  •    2:35pm   Panel discussion:
    • Panelists
      • Anthony Kachenko            Progress on a Horticulture Sustainability Framework
      • Other speakers TBC
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AGCO Afternoon Tea Break

  •    3:30pm   Afternoon Tea
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Session 4: Pest & Disease Management     

  •   4:10pm   Sponsor Address        Nufarm   
  •   4:15pm   David Rumbold           Trends in agrichemical regulation
  •   4:35pm  Greg Lefoe                   Mastrus ridens for codling moth control
  •   4:55pm  Klaas Plas                    Growing environments conducive to beneficials
  •   5:15pm   Charlotte Brunt           Extended withholding periods for export MRLs
  •   5:30pm  Peter Cornish              MC Closing remarks               
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Willie Smith's Cider Networking Drinks

  •  5:35pm   Networking Drinks
  •  7:05pm   Drinks Conclude 
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